Leap and the tadpoles like to tease me about it, but I've been known to turn an even brighter shade of green on certain rides. I love most of the rides at Disney World on any given day; however, I know there are certain ones I should dodge (especially after eating) if I don't want to feel sick for the rest of the day. I'm sharing 10 Disney rides that make me sick or just a little queasy sometimes in hope that you can take action and avoid feeling yucky on your vacation.
You might know this, but we recently updated our ride pages to include motion sickness. So if you click into any of the ride links below (or you can find them by clicking into the Attractions and Touring Plans on any of the park pages from here). If you get motion-sickness like I do, you may want to avoid these 10 rides at Disney World! We also have a hopful post that offers tips to avoid motion sickness at Disney World with some trusted remedies if you start feeling green.
10 Disney Rides That Make Me Sick
1. Mad Tea Party (Magic Kingdom Park®)
It's a beautiful day at Magic Kingdom, I ate lunch about an hour before and Leap and Tad promise they won't spin those darn tea cups too fast. Liars! I must admit, even when they don't spin very fast, I still get a little sick to my stomach on Mad Tea Party from all the whirling around. (Watch the Mad Tea Party ride video.)
2. Space Mountain (Magic Kingdom Park®)
Strange enough, most outdoor roller coasters pose no problem for me. I think it's having a point of reference. Space Mountain provides no such thing! Since it's in complete darkness, I can't tell when another turn is coming up, making me (and my stomach) completely unprepared. (Watch the Space Mountain ride video.)
3. Astro Orbiter (Magic Kingdom Park®)
Another spinning ride that I'm not a fan of! If the rockets weren't going so fast, then I could actually enjoy the great views of Tomorrowland and Cinderella Castle. I'll take Tomorrowland Transit Authority over this one any day. (Watch the Astro Orbiter ride video.)
4. Mission: SPACE (Epcot®)
Green or orange version, I'm one of the reasons Disney makes motion-sickness bags available during this ride. I do enjoy the Advanced Training Lab, so I usually wait there while Leap, Tad and Lily go on the ride. (Watch the Mission: SPACE Green Version video.)
5. Soarin' (Epcot®)
I reluctantly include Soarin' in this list because the last few times I've been on it, it hasn't bothered me that much. Since it does simulate flight, those with queasy stomaches might get a little dizzy and nauseous. I make a point not to go right after we eat though! I find that requesting a seat in the middle section helps.
6. Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith (Disney's Hollywood Studios®)
I LOVE the initial acceleration of Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, but I don't like the three inversions. What makes them worse is that I can't tell when they're coming up; like Space Mountain, it's completely in the dark. It's also a much faster roller coaster than Space Mountain. (Watch the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith ride video.)
7. Star Tours - The Adventure Continues (Disney's Hollywood Studios®)
I was soooo excited when Star Tours finally re-opened last year that I forced myself to go on it with Tad. BIG mistake. The 3-D simulation is way more than my stomach can handle.
8. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (Disney's Hollywood Studios®)
This one doesn't bother me too much anymore (maybe it's knowing what to expect or maybe it's because I just really love this ride). However, it's another story if I go after lunch or supper. The random drops can be unsettling to sensitive tummies! (Watch The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror ride video.)
9. DINOSAUR (Disney's Animal Kingdom®)
DINOSAUR is one of the most impressively-themed rides at Disney. That being said, it's also one of the roughest! Not good for bad backs or queasy stomachs. (Watch the DINOSAUR ride video.)
10. Avatar Flight of Passage (Disney's Animal Kingdom®)
This is one of the most amazing ride experiences ever created. But with 3D imagery, a large screen, some drops and simulated action, it can make your stomach contents want to move north while you are strapped in and unable to escape. Take medication to prevent motion sickness or try closing your eyes if you feel ill.
Are you prone to motion-sickness like I am or do you have guts of steel like Leap? What Disney rides make you green? Share your experiences and tips with us in the comments below! And hop over to our Plan Your Days in Orlando page inside the Orlando Planning Timeline for more planning tips!